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by Aussie81Interstate
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Loud snap when running
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: Loud snap when running

Broken timing belt..
by Aussie81Interstate
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's Happening Today?
Replies: 471
Views: 24648

Re: What's Happening Today?

We had a massive cold front come across the southern states last week, and this forced the cold front down to lot lower altitudes. The snow was even dropping in the Blue mountains at Katoomba - and it was quite heavy (for our standards anyway). That is an hour away from where I live. Yes I agree in ...
by Aussie81Interstate
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's Happening Today?
Replies: 471
Views: 24648

Re: What's Happening Today?

Home from Canberra about an hour ago. Left at 9:!5 this morning.10/8/2019. Ride from Canberra to 35km from Goulburn - wind and rain (sleet) pushing the bike sideways and road quite wet - you could see the snow sitting in the paddocks and clumps of grey snow on the sides of the highway. Speeds went f...
by Aussie81Interstate
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1980 Gl1100 poor running condition.
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: 1980 Gl1100 poor running condition.

They sound like a bucket of bolts if the sync is not correct and will stumble off idle. My suggestion could well be another carb clean. Backfiring sounds like a blocked jet. Check each float bowl - when on the centre stand and fuel tap off, to measure the volume in each carb bowl. Could be one of th...
by Aussie81Interstate
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's Happening Today?
Replies: 471
Views: 24648

Re: What's Happening Today?

With my job, I sometimes get the chance to do a bit of travelling. This year has been no exception. I travel from Home (Penrith - foot of the Blue Mountains) to Canberra (our nations capital). And get to support new graduates into our organisation and support them while they learn how to support our...
by Aussie81Interstate
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Almost back on the road
Replies: 14
Views: 995

Re: Almost back on the road

Nice job on the bodywork and the painting - I would never have the patience to do it justice.

Glad you were back riding so quickly.
by Aussie81Interstate
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: totally off topic
Replies: 20
Views: 750

Re: totally off topic

My 2 cents worth would be a blocked heater core - so see if you can disconnect the input and output and try and flush it through. - do it both ways - and see if any crud comes out.
by Aussie81Interstate
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Overheating
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: Overheating

I would drain the radiator and flush it out - it could be blocked, but if it is bubbling in the overflow - have you replaced your radiator cap? Can you be sure your radiator is not blocked internally, remove it and give the whole system a good clean out.
by Aussie81Interstate
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Is it time for a new battery?
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Is it time for a new battery?

Keep running it till it fails - seems senseless to replace if it is ok - you could have it load tested?
by Aussie81Interstate
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs
Replies: 33
Views: 1351

Re: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs

Glad you are OK - bikes can be repaired/replaced Glad you got to re-own the bike for $300 - that's a good deal Glad you are fixing it back up - so the Insurance payout should let you put it mostly back together - and it will last you a long time. Had a slightly similar experience -where someone rear...
by Aussie81Interstate
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: oil in the starter
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: oil in the starter

You would not normally see any oil in your starter motor. If the planetary gears have broken teeth that is one issue - there should be an "O" ring on the starter motor just behind the gear that engages on the chain inside the motor itself. IF this is compromised I presume oil can travel along the le...
by Aussie81Interstate
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's Happening Today?
Replies: 471
Views: 24648

Re: What's Happening Today?

And finally it has been finished - apart from me patching my driveway in a week or so - and putting down some grass seed and mulch over the dirt for a temporary fix.

cheers guys

During this time I also managed to redo the Valkyrie front brake calipers as they were starting to stick a little bit..
by Aussie81Interstate
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's Happening Today?
Replies: 471
Views: 24648

Re: What's Happening Today?

I'll post a few more as well...

And of course it rained for three days while this was being done - not had rain for a few months before.. lol
by Aussie81Interstate
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's Happening Today?
Replies: 471
Views: 24648

Re: What's Happening Today?

Has not happened today - but over the last week I have had to (or a plumber has) replace all sewerage and storm water pipes in our front yard. This resulted from me trying to be "green" many years ago - by planting several native trees in our front yard - whilst they gave the house a nice street app...
by Aussie81Interstate
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What a scam!
Replies: 10
Views: 408

Re: What a scam!

That sucks - but everyone is out there to make money - if they can see an easy dollar - and someone is also willing to pay - then so be it. I wouldn't be selling to them any further either. Pretty scumbag effort to remove your name from the item as well. I sold my 1988 GL1500 Goldwing to another per...
by Aussie81Interstate
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Here we go again!! Something else as always!
Replies: 13
Views: 285

Re: Here we go again!! Something else as always!

Nate, Your starter is fine - it needs New Brushes - that's for sure. A good clean up on the gears and a good grease - they are a bit dry. Definitely need to probably pull out the whole armature and give it a good scrub, and the commutator will need a clean up and then to check with a multi meter all...
by Aussie81Interstate
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Back-from-the-dead '80 GL1100 project
Replies: 32
Views: 1926

Re: Back-from-the-dead '80 GL1100 project

Nice job, enjoy the ride. I hope you put new timing belts on :)
by Aussie81Interstate
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Voltmeter questions
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Voltmeter questions

Stator produces AC voltage not DC.
So you would likely blow your meter up if you tried to connect it to the Stator wires.
by Aussie81Interstate
Fri May 31, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Trailer ZigZag
Replies: 10
Views: 366

Re: Trailer ZigZag

Really simple solution or a matter of how well you know how to pack your trailer. Draw bar length, and weight on the trailer tongue, loading of too much weight past the axle towards the back of the trailer can cause significant and dangerous conditions of trailer wag. It is like the tail wagging the...
by Aussie81Interstate
Fri May 31, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: A new bike...
Replies: 58
Views: 3448

Re: A new bike...

Nice video. I see that when stopping both feet go out just before the final stop - and I do notice that it is nearly tippy toes when stopping. Are those brake lights flickering all the time? - I found that sort of distracting or a bit annoying - I presume it is a safety precaution for people coming ...
by Aussie81Interstate
Wed May 29, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: footwear
Replies: 41
Views: 1395

Re: footwear

I use workmen type hard capped toes, zip and lace up boots- they come up 3-4" above the ankle - have water resistant uppers -long wearing soles - rubber, and after the first few days are really comfortable to wear. As I ride to and from work everyday - and walk around in them all day - I don't need ...
by Aussie81Interstate
Tue May 28, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Clunk upon acceleration from stop?
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: Clunk upon acceleration from stop?

Sounds completely normal. Try easing the clutch out until it starts to take up - sudden release takes all the slop out pretty quick.
by Aussie81Interstate
Mon May 27, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Clunk upon acceleration from stop?
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: Clunk upon acceleration from stop?

If you have replaced the flange- how did you lube it back up again? What is the amount of freeplay in the rear wheel when in gear and on the centrestand. Your replacement flange may well be worn as well? did you take any photos ? "I had replaced the wheel flange about 300 miles ago with new tire. Th...
by Aussie81Interstate
Sat May 25, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What did I do wrong? Quiz
Replies: 12
Views: 263

Re: What did I do wrong? Quiz

Kill switch not in the right position.
by Aussie81Interstate
Thu May 23, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear brake dragging
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Re: Rear brake dragging

More than likely you should only need to flush the master cylinder - maybe re-kit it, do the same with the rear brake caliper - new seals, pads - normal maintenance items. Sounds like Honda are like panelbeaters- just replacing items and not bothering with repairing... that's why it would cost so mu...